When it comes to whale watching, Cabo San Lucas is a worldwide hotspot.  That’s because the waters surrounding Cabo are breeding areas and migratory stops for humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean.

On this tour, expert guides will help you get as close to these magnificent creatures as possible and take pictures to memorialize the moment.  This one-of-a-kind Whale Watching Photo Safari will allow you to witness the awe-inspiring enormity and grace of 40-50ft (12-16m) humpback whales up-close in their natural environment from specialized, inflatable boats.  Feel the rush of seeing them shoot out of the ocean depths, launching high into the air and returning to the sea amidst a colossal splash!

Hear the whale song through state-of-the-art hydrophones while a Marine Mammal Specialist explains everything about these fascinating creatures.  When it comes to Cabo San Lucas whale watching, this is the tour to top them all!


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Tour / Activity Details

2 hours
One or more daily departures between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm (Mid December to Mid April)
(Times on availability calendar are REQUESTED times - and those the most regularly scheduled tour times, but some times may be unavailable or additional times may be added. If the time you request is unavailable, you will be contacted to discuss options.)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 5.  Hotel pick-up not included.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

What's Included

  • Comfortable, high-speed, whale-friendly boat
  • Professional and enthusiastic whale guides\
  • Hear whale singing via a state of the art hydrophone
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Optional guide gratuities


  • Minimum age is 5.
  • This tour is not suitable for expectant mothers.
  • To ensure maximum visibility, this tour is conducted on inflatable motor boats with no extra facilities aboard.

What to Wear/Bring

  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Light sweater
  • Money for photos and souvenirs

Frequently Asked Questions

When is whale watching season in Los Cabos? -- Although sometimes whales come into the Sea of Cortez a little earlier, the official dates for the whale watching season in Los Cabos always begin in mid December and end in mid April.

When is the best time to see whales in the Sea of Cortez? -- In January and February.

Are whale sightings guaranteed? -- No, whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, but during January and February there is an extremely good chance of seeing whales. During these months, 9 tours out of 10 will see whales.

What kind of whales will we see? -- Humpbacks are the most common. They are also the most spectacular of all the whales to watch as they breach and tail slap in the ocean. Sightings of Orcas are also seen in the winter, much less common are Bryde's Whales and Minke Whales.

Humpback Whale Behavior

High energy activities performed by Humpback Whales serve diverse social functions. The following behaviors have been recorded from boats and shoreline observations and must be interpreted in the full context of the season and the whale's location in order to understand their significance and purpose.

  • Blow - A series of exhalations and inhalations at the surface. It simply reflects the act of breathing and the following water condensation as a consequence.
  • Peduncle Arch or Round Out - Takes place at the surface as the whale begins a diving descent while arching its body in a rolling movement (round out). The whale then may arch high as the caudal peduncle appears, sometimes in an attempt to dive more deeply (peduncle arch).
  • Fluke-Up/Fluke-Down Dive - After the peduncle arch, the whale will usually surface and perform flukes. This may be brought straight up in the air or as a fluke down dive, displaying unique pattern of markings found on each whale.
  • Pec Slap - Whales will roll sideways frequently while slapping their pectoral fins against the water at the surface. They'll also lay on their backs as they wave both fins in the air and slapping them on top of the water at the same time.
  • Head Rise - The whale will maintain its head above the surface in a straight out of the water movement, just below eye level. Then, it often turns 90 to 180 degrees on its longitudinal axis in order to slip back down below the surface.
  • Tail Slap - A strong slap of the flukes against the water surface before lying in a dorsal or ventral up movement.
  • Peduncle Slap - Performed as an aggressive behavior, throwing the rear portion of the body up out of the water, including the caudal peduncle and the flukes, before coming down sideways into the surface or on top of another whale.
  • Head Slap - The whale will rise its head as much as 20 feet above the water surface, sometimes partially above the mouth level, and then pound it back.
  • Breach - The whale will rise above the water, clearing the surface with two-thirds of its body in a propelling movement and then will turn in the air about its longitudinal axis while throwing one pectoral fin out to the side.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 5.  Hotel pick-up not included.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


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